Make your own sweet music

Fifty years ago, when a young trucker called Elvis Presley cut his first disk at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, he shelled out $4 for the privilege. These days, the studio charges more than twice that sum just for a tour of the premises. Aspiring rock gods pay thousands of dollars to make a record. (Weird hairstyles are extra.) If you've got that kind of money lying around and are hankering to lay down that song you wrote on your battered guitar at college, here's the tab at some of the world's top facilities.

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